02/27/2009 12:00AM

What a Pear latest stakes winner from '06 crop


You can add What a Pear to the growing list of stakes performers from the New York foal crop of 2006. Her romp in the open Busher Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct last Sunday stretched her unbeaten streak to four, with earnings of $134,298.

What a Pear joins Grade 2 winner Doremifasollatido and graded-stakes-placed My Magic Moment and Freedom Rings as filly members of the crop.

Cribnote, who placed in the Grade 1 Hopeful and Grade 1 Champagne, is among a statebred group of males that includes open stakes winners Dagnabit, Haynesfield, and Momsboy, plus graded-stakes-placed runners Rereadthefootnotes, Relatively Ready, and Segal.

The Busher winner is owned by the Tri-Bone Stables of Ira and Bernice Cohen and was bred by her son Russell S. Cohen.

What a Pear, who races without medication, added the Busher to her previous score in the open Wistful Stakes.

She is by E Dubai out of Perfect Pear, by Pine Bluff. Her third dam is Best in Show, the Broodmare of the Year in 1982.

Best in Show is the mother of Irish champion Malinowski and Blush With Pride, a winner of the Kentucky Oaks.

Blush With Pride's daughter Better Than Honour is the dam of consecutive Belmont Stakes winners Jazil and Rags to Riches. Best in Show also produced Sex Appeal, the dam of champions El Gran Senor and Try My Best.

What a Pear was foaled at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Russell Cohen also is the breeder of Double Dee's, honored as the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. champion 3-year-old filly in 1996.

Tri-Bone Stables acquired Perfect Pear for $28,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2-year-old sale in 1999.

What a Pear is being pointed to the Grade 1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland on April 4.

Six N.Y.-breds on offer at sale

Six New York-breds are cataloged to the Fasig-Tipton Calder selected 2-year-olds training sale on Tuesday at Calder Race Course.

Among the six is Sing a Melody, a full sister to New York-bred stakes winner Lauren's Tizzy. She is being sold by Cary Frommer, agent. Sing a Melody is by Tiznow out of Morning Sun, by Dehere.

Lauren's Tizzy, an earner of $195,552, won the Fleet Indian Stakes at Saratoga and has a winning full brother named New York Style.

Morning Sun, winner of the Nany's Appeal Stakes and placed in the Grade 3 Silverbulletday Stakes, descends from the Mahmoud mare Polamia. Her family includes French champion and sire Grey Dawn II.

Crupi's New Castle Farms is selling a colt by Grand Slam who descends from one of America's richest families. He is out of Lemon Tart, by Deputy Minister.

Lemon Tart's dam, Lemon Dove, is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Namaqualand. The colt's fourth dam is Courtly Dee, by Never Bend. Courtly Dee is the mother of champion filly and Arkansas Derby winner Althea, plus major graded stakes winners Aquilegia, Aishah, Native Courier, and Princess Oola.

Grand Slam also is the sire of a colt from the consignment of Bloodstock Management/Robert Cunningham, agent. He is the first foal out of the unraced Storm Creek mare Queen of Valentine.

Queen of Valentine is a half-sister to Feline Story, a graded stakes winner on the New York Racing Association circuit who earned $435,065.

Graded stakes winner Dave retired

New York-bred graded stakes winner Dave, an earner of $575,332, has been retired by Parting Glass Racing.

Bred by the late Joe Gerrity, the 8-year-old gelded son of Ends Well was purchased from the Gerrity estate in November 2005. He won the Grade 2 Red Smith Handicap in 2007, a year in which he also won the Ashley T. Cole Handicap and honors as champion turf male in balloting conducted by New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc.

Dave is out of Commodore Gold, by Commadore C. The stakes-placed mare is a half-sister to stakes winner Sir Stephenmichael.

Dave will be retired to Blue Stone Farm in Cambridge, N.Y., which is owned by Parting Glass Racing president Tom Gallo.